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Phuket Gets First New Regent Hotel To Open In Years

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  Site Where: 84 Moo 8, Sakdidej Road, Tambon Vichit, Phuket, Thailand, 83000
October 15, 2012 at 9:50 AM | by | Comment (1)

How about that? We mentioned it over the summer when we looked at new Asia hotels, but Regent Hotels will finally open its first new property in a long time early December: the Regent Phuket Cape Panwa, Thailand.

Set in its own private bay, 15 minutes away from Phuket town, the hotel features 105 rooms, suites, and villas. Entry-level pavilions start at 60m2, suites are a little larger and have an open plan lay-out with a view of either the bay or the ocean. Pool villas will give you 150m2 to roam around in, an outdoor deck with a private pool, butler service, and complimentary access to the Regent Club for breakfast and drinks throughout the day. All rooms come with an iPad and happily, complimentary WiFi.

A Bay Suite

There are two main dining venues, The Grill and The Restaurant, both offering a mix of local and international cuisine. The Pool Bar & Lounge is a more informal setting, and a beach bar means you don’t have to venture far if you’re in the mood for something after a swim. Wellness is covered by the Regent Spa, a 55-meter infinity-edge swimming pool, fitness center, yoga pavilion, and tennis court.

We’re glad to see some positive news from the Regent, although we really do hope the brand will stick this time given the track record of dropped hotels (South Beach, Boston, Bal Harbour, Maldives, Bordeaux, and Zagreb by our count).

Introductory offers for December start at THB5,600 ($177) for a Pavilion, on a bed & breakfast basis, excluding taxes. The group’s other upcoming resort, The Regent Bali, will most likely open in the first quarter of next year. Future openings we hope Regent will also continue to deliver on include Abu Dhabi, Doha, and Montenegro (2014) and Kuala Lumpur (2015).

[Photos: Regent Hotels & Resorts]

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Wow, that sounds

Wow, that sounds like the perfect vacation which I have been longing for. Phuket is indeed a very beautiful island with many attractions that range from water sports all the way to stunning nature reserves. Therefore, it is actually not a wonder that many international hotels would want to open a branch there because they know the response from both tourists and locals alike is going to be welcoming.

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